Superior people

National park service recognizes employee

By KURT HAUGLIE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette CALUMET — For Lynette Webber, helping people remember the copper mining era is an important part of her job at the Keweenaw National Historical Park, and for her efforts she recently received an award from the National Park Service. Webber, ...

Natural Resources Trust Fund concludes anniversary year

From the Michigan Department of Natural Resources MARQUETTE — As 2016 winds down, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources concludes its year-long celebration marking the 40th anniversary of the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. Since its inception in 1976, the Trust Fund ...

Local family donates for new bridge

HOUGHTON — The Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club has kicked off its capital campaign with a local family’s significant donation toward the cost of replacing the Sisu Bridge in the Swedetown Creek Gorge. David Meyers, a 1944 graduate of Chassell High School and now a resident of Port Richey, ...

HEET helps heat homes

CALUMET — It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and Joann Peterson is very, very grateful. “This has been unreal,” she says. “You can’t imagine how happy I am.” Peterson is one of the dozens of Copper Country residents who’ve been assisted by the Houghton Energy Efficiency Team, ...

Lower Tahquamenon Falls prep for quiet winter recreation

NEWBERRY — Tahquamenon Falls State Park will provide an improved area at the Lower Falls for quiet recreation beginning this winter. Enhancements include an enlarged plowed parking area, trailhead, marked snowshoe trails and dog sled rides. “We have seen an increased interest in ...

Gwinn Middle School students to learn CPR

GWINN — Students at Gwinn Middle School had an opportunity to be trained in the American Heart Association’s Family and Friends CPR Program in Angela Micheau’s eighth-grade health education class. “I have to give a lot of credit to one of our bus drivers, Dave Oysti, for planting ...

Reunited and it feels so good!

MARQUETTE — You never know when or where romance will pop up. The amorously unexpected recently happened to Sue Davenport and Wayne Bessolo. The 72-year-olds had gone to school together in Negaunee, graduating in 1962. That’s when they went their separate ways. Davenport said she ...

RED Friday

MARQUETTE - Even though Friday was Veterans Day, the men and women still serving overseas are in people's minds.Heather Modell, a manager at Remies, said the bar is bringing the RED Friday campaign to the Marquette area.RED stands for "Remember Everyone Deployed," she said.The campaign kicked ...

Another day in the park

MARQUETTE - The gardening season's pretty much over for the year, but there are a few vestiges of color in Park Cemetery, many of them because of the hard work of Jeannette Hauver.It's work that hasn't gone unappreciated. Recently, Hauver received special recognition for her volunteer garden ...

OSF groundbreaking held

GLADSTONE - A ground breaking ceremony was held last week for OSF St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group's new clinic in Gladstone. Officials from the hospital, medical staff, contractors, and many others were attendance for the ceremony.The new clinic is slated to be complete in May of 2017 ...

Stopping vandalism

MARQUETTE - Vandalism comes in all forms, but whatever it looks like, it's generally unwelcome in Marquette.The Marquette Beautification & Restoration Committee Inc., listened to a talk about vandalism from Capt. Mike Laurila of the Marquette Police Department Thursday during the MBRC's ...

Houghton proposes new zoning district

HOUGHTON - Houghton is looking to create a new zoning district that would allow for redevelopment.A goal from the city's most recent master plan, the R-4 residential district would allow for the replacement or rehabilitation of existing buildings. According to the proposed ordinance, it is ...

Traveling man

MARQUETTE - After years of visiting their friends in Jamaica, the Tourvilles of Marquette got to return the favor this month, hosting Willy Deans, who at 58 had never been off the island in his life.Deans and his wife Hyacinth are from the rural town of Orange Bay, Jamaica, about 10 miles from ...

MDE officials visit U.P. school

WINONA - Michigan Department of Education officials are visiting schools across the state as part of an ongoing initiative led by State Superintendent Brian J. Whiston.While Whiston visited some Upper Peninsula schools himself, last week a trio of other MDE leaders stopped by Elm River Township ...

Lali Kahlid to present photo demonstration

MARQUETTE - Lali Kahlid will present a demonstration on photo image transferring at the Lake Superior Art Association program at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center.A photo transfer is any process that takes a printed image, removes it from whatever it is on, and then ...

Dedication ceremony set for Lake Superior coastal habitats

MARQUETTE - The Keweenaw Land Trust, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources invite the public to a Tuesday dedication ceremony for lands acquired as part of the Abbaye Peninsula - Huron Bay Conservation Initiative.With the support of numerous partner ...

Esky council OKs land transfer policy

ESCANABA - The Escanaba City Council approved a policy Thursday that outlines the procedure for the city giving up a public right-of-way and turning the land over to neighboring property owners under special circumstances.Though the city has had authority to abandon right-of-way property under ...

Forestville fun and games

MARQUETTE - Jessica Straczowski wanted to make at least one thing clear about Friday's Forestville Festival."We're not building community," Straczowski said. "We're building family."The teacher of German, health and special education at North Star Academy, located in Marquette Township, was one ...

‘Holy grail’ goblin found in region

NISULA - It's not quite Halloween yet, but a goblin of sorts already has made an appearance.Ryne and Jenny Rutherford, who run an environmental consulting company, Biophilia, LLC, based on the Stonington Peninsula in Delta County, earlier this month made a noteworthy botanical discovery.Reads ...

Colorful conservation

MARQUETTE - Patrons of the Ore Dock Brewing Co. have something special to look at while sipping their specialty brews this month.An exhibition of artwork by Mindy Otto is on display this month at the Ore Dock, located at 114 W. Spring St., in Marquette.Otto's full-time job is coordinator of the ...